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Proven Trenchless Infrastructure Rehabilitation Systems and Repair Materials

Welcome to Vortex Europe AG, a division of the Vortex Companies. We offer a complete line of repair materials and equipment solutions for the trenchless rehabilitation of sewer and water infrastructure. This includes products for:

  • Manholes
  • Junction boxes
  • Wet wells
  • Pipes & culverts
  • Other underground infrastructure.

Our Quadex® division has been developing and manufacturing superior quality lining and structural restoration materials for water and wastewater infrastructure. All Quadex materials and application systems are designed to restore deteriorated structures to “like new” condition and prolong infrastructure service life for up to 50 or more years.

When combined with the highly engineered Quadex® spinMASTER™ and sprayMASTER™ equipment, Quadex Repair Materials will renew old manholes and other infrastructure quickly and precisely to deliver decades more of uninterrupted service.

Coming Event: 1st Annual Demo Day
Friday, September 27, 2019
Located in Hochstraß near Vienna
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Join us for our first annual Demo Day on September 27, 2019 for an entire day of live product demonstrations, candid discussion, product presentations, and hands-on instruction. Food and drink will be provided for our guests.

Featured Demonstrations:

  • Picote Solutions – pipe cutting and cleaning products
  • Quadex – Rehabilitation solutions for walls and pipes including GeoKrete® manhole lining systems
  • RS Technik – MaxLiner® systems for house connection pipes, collecting pipes and in-house pipes
  • Schwalm – Robots and special vehicles for trenchless sewer rehabilitation

Prepare yourself for a day packed with learning, refreshment, and engaging trenchless talk. Click below to download your invitation and sign up form. We look forward to seeing you!

Download Invitation (English, PDF)
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Explore Vortex AG Trenchless Solutions

Patching & Water Stop Materials

GEOKRETE®

GeoKrete® Geopolymer

A Geopolymer is a formulated mortar comprised of aluminosilicate powder with an alkaline activator to form a monolithic mineral polymer with ceramic properties. A geopolymer is not an epoxy or a plastic blended with aggregate.

GeoKrete® Geopolymer cures through a process of polycondensation and possesses proven, high early and long-term compressive strength. Additionally, with superior bond strength, GeoKrete liners can be applied in layers and under multiple mobilizations. The chemical composition of GeoKrete Geopolymer makes it inherently resistant to the microbial induced corrosion prevalent in many sewer environments. Geopolymers contain greatly reduced concentrations of calcium hydrates, commonly found in cementitious mortars, furthering the suitability of GeoKrete in low PH environments.

Corrosion Protection Level:
Meets XWW-4 per DIN 19573

Structural Level:
Fully Structural

Recommended For:
Concrete, masonry or corrugated metal structures such as pipe, manholes, wet wells  a non-round structures where microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC) is a problem.

Application Method:
GeoKrete® is specially designed for ease of use with mechanical pumping, spraying and spin-casting equipment.

Features & Benefits:

  • Precision-blended and mixed material allows for high measures of quality control
  • Forms a monolithic, inorganic polymer structure for much higher resistance to acids and greater surface durability
  • Cures through polycondensation and bonds to itself – the liner can be applied in layers and under multiple mobilizations
  • Easily navigates pipe deformities, deep pipes, pipe bends, non-round pipes, slopes and separated joints

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QM-1s Restore™

QM-1s Restore® Cement Based Mortar

QM-1s Restore® cement based mortar is a factory blended, one component, high strength cement based, fiber reinforced, Portland-based cement mortar enhanced with a mono crystalline quartz aggregate. It is designed for low/non-corrosive environments while simultaneously rebuilding structural integrity and eliminating ground water infiltration.

Corrosion Protection Level:
 Low (pH of 3 or higher)

Structural Level:
Fully Structural

Recommended For:
Stand alone lining on concrete or masonry sewer structures such as manholes, wet wells with a pH of 3 or higher. Can also be utilized as a structural underlayment for an epoxy top-coat.

Application Method:
Low pressure spray application is recommended for best coverage.

Features & Benefits: 

  • Fully structural
  • Quality controlled one-component blend for uniform results
  • High early and ultimate compressive, flexural and bond strengths
  • Resistant to sulfate attack
  • Low permeability

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100% Solids Epoxies

Structure Guard®

Structure Guard®

Structure Guard® is a 100% solids, high-build epoxy coating formulated to provide long-term corrosion protection and structural enhancement for wastewater infrastructure subject to high levels of corrosion and/or abrasion. Structure Guard sets fast for a quick return-to-service in the most aggressive and turbulent environments.

Corrosion Protection Level:
High (pH of less than 1)

Structural Level:
Fully Structural

Recommended For:
Sanitary / storm sewer systems, Manholes, Pipelines, Pump stations, Concrete / masonry vaults and tanks, Steel vaults and tanks , Sanitary sewer treatment facilities

Application Method:
Structure Guard can be hand, spray or spin applied with approved plural component spray equipment.

Features & Benefits:

  • 100% Solids, no VOCs
  • Quick drying, slick finish
  • Easy to clean high maintenance structures

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Structure Guard®-Water

Structure Guard®-Water

Structure Guard®-Water is NSF Certified for pipe 4” and greater and tanks 50 gallons and larger.

Corrosion Protection Level:
High

Structural Level:
Structural Enhancement

Recommended For:
Concrete and steel potable water tanks, Potable water pipe, Raw water tanks, Raw water pipe, Fiberglass potable water tanks

Application Method:
Structure Guard®-Water can be plural component sprayed or trowel applied.

Features & Benefits:

  • 25-minute pot life, for extended recoat time
  • NSF 61 & 61.5 Certification

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Construction & Patching Materials

HYPERFORM™

Hyperform® Cement Based Mortar

Hyperform® is a one component, rapid-setting, high early strength patching material designed for repairing vertical and horizontal concrete and masonry structures. With invert lining, flow can be released with 25-30 minutes post mixing.

Corrosion Protection Level:
Low (pH of 3 or higher)

Structural Level:
Fully Structural

Recommended For:
Stand alone lining on concrete or masonry sewer structures such as manholes or wet wells with a pH of 3 or higher. Can also be utilized as a structural underlayment for an epoxy top-coat.

Application Method:
Prepare surface to be patched by removing all loose concrete using an air or electric hammer. After area is completely free of contaminants, trowel apply.

Features & Benefits:

  • Rapid-setting
  • High early and ultimate strengths
  • Non-shrinking
  • No calcium chloride
  • Ready to use – just add water
  • Excellent resistance to freeze/thaw

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QUAD-FLOW

Quad-Flow

Quadex® QUAD-FLOW is a high strength, quick setting invert rehabilitation mortar. It was developed to work in unison with Quadex® construction materials to form an abrasion resistant repair while increasing the structural integrity of damaged pipe and culvert inverts. The quick setting characteristics of QUAD-FLOW minimizes downtime and allows crews to continue working just a few hours after its application.

Structural Level:
Fully Structural

Recommended For:
Structural restoration of sewer and storm inverts, as a stand-alone repair or prior to the application of Quadex repair materials.

Features & Benefits:

  • Quality controlled, one-component blend for uniform results
  • High strength, abrasion and corrosion resistant material
  • Fast initial set times allowing further repair activities to follow immediately behind invert rehabilitation
  • Economically available in 1,000 lb. bulk bags
  • Fast-acting water stoppage

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QUAD-PLUG™

Quad-Plug®

Quad-Plug® is a blend of hybrid cements and admixtures designed to instantly stop running water or seepage in all types of concrete and masonry structures.

Corrosion Protection Level:
Low (pH of 3 or higher)

Structural Level:
Fully Structural

Recommended For:
Stand alone lining on concrete or masonry sewer structures such as manholes or wet wells with a pH of 3 or higher. Can also be utilized as a structural underlayment for an epoxy top-coat.

Application Method:
Prepare crack or hole by chipping out loose material to a minimum depth and width of 3/4”. With a rubber gloved hand, place a generous amount of dry Quad-Plug and apply with a smooth, fast motion over the active leak. Maintain external pressure for 30 seconds. Repeat until leaks stop.

Features & Benefits:

  • Stops running water immediately
  • Non-shrink, expands as it sets
  • Contains no calcium chloride
  • Non-metallic
  • Sulfate resistant
  • No mixing required

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Rehabilitation Equipment

sprayMASTER™ Manhole Rehabilitation Rig

The sprayMASTER™ is a completely self-contained manhole mortar lining installation system. The sprayMASTER system comes fully equipped for the precise, low-velocity spray and/or spin-cast application of cementitious and geopolymer mortar manhole lining materials.

Key Features

  • 250-gallon poly-lined water tank
  • 44 HP Kubota Turbo Diesel Engine / Hydraulic Power Plant
  • 29 cfm/90 psi air compressor
  • 20-gallon capacity fuel cell
  • 40 psi hydraulically-powered water transfer pump
  • Fill-Rite water metering system
  • Ergonomically-positioned control center
  • 75-gallon capacity mixer with vertical shaft mixing blade
  • Three-stage progressive cavity, material pump and holding hopper
  • Center mount material platform; holds 1 pallet of Quadex® material
  • Compact-designed, low-velocity, wet mortar spray nozzle

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